Flash floods in Jordan swept away a school bus on Thursday, killing at least 17 people, mostly pupils, emergency services said, as Israel sent forces to help with rescue operations.
A flash flood triggered by heavy downpours has submerged schools in Yên Tĩnh Commune, Tương Dương District in the central province of Nghệ An.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon so far this year, is predicted to hit the northern mainland on Monday morning and bring heavy downpours and strong winds to 27 northern and north central localities.
Floods and landslides in northern mountainous and central provinces have killed 15 people and left four missing, along with heavy losses in property, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has warned northern mountainous provinces of the imminent threat of flash floods and landslides.
Typhoon Bebinca has weakened into a tropical low-pressure system on Friday morning after it made landfall on the coast of provinces from Nam Định to Thanh Hóa.
The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee opened its question-and-answer session on Monday morning with Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Đỗ Văn Chiến, with a focus on the implementation of ethnic minority group policies.
Typhoon Sơn Tinh – the third typhoon to hit the East Sea this year – was forecast to make landfall in provinces from Thái Bình to Quảng Bình last night with wind speeds near its eye reaching 74km per hour.
Various organisations from the central to the grassroots level have joined hands to alleviate the suffering caused by a flood that inundated two provinces last Saturday night.